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The History of the Saracens: Comprising the Lives of Mohammed and His Successors
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Abdallah Abu Obeidah Abubeker according afterwards Amrou answered apostle apostle of God appeared Arabians Arabs army asked assistance battle body brought caliph called carried Christians command concerning continued Cufah Damascus death desired Edition emperor enemy faithful father fear fell fight forces four friends gave give given governor Greeks hand head heard heaven History horse Hosein hundred immediately Kaled killed Koran leave letter lived look matter means Mecca Medina Moawiyah Mohammed Mohammedan Mussulmans never night Omar once Othman party Persian person prayers present prisoners prophet received religion rest Saracens sent side soon sword Syria taken tell thee things thou thought thousand till told took Translated turned vols whole Yezid
Page 263 - I have taken (said Amrou to the caliph) the great city of the west. It is impossible for me to enumerate the variety of its riches and beauty ; and I shall content myself with observing, that it contains four thousand palaces, four thousand baths, four hundred theatres or places of amusement, twelve thousand shops for the sale of vegetable food, and forty thousand tributary Jews. The town has been subdued by force of arms, without treaty or capitulation, and the Moslems are impatient to seize the...